Viscum monoicum Roxb. ex DC.

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (MISTLETOE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Santalaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Viscum monoicum Roxb. ex DC.
  • Common name : Mistletoe
  • Vernacular name : Malang, Monjodama (Oria); Banda, Malang (Hindi)
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Habitat : On trees and shrubs in the hills
  • Key identification features : Woody much branched shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Uttara Kannada district, Mandya district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Keonjhar district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Southeast Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Viscum monoicum. Downloaded on 19 November 2019.

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